About Us - Destination Depot

About Us

Founded In 2007 By Carol Franklin, Destination Depot Is Atlanta’s Premiere Travel Concierge Service and boosts a team dedicated to the coordination and planning of your personal and group travel locally, nationally, or internationally and or on land or by sea.

Destination Depot trips don’t come off the shelf, there’s no set recipe – they’re tailor-made down to the finest detail around your tastes and interests. Quite simply, we listen to what you want and then carefully design a trip to match, working to your budget and with an absolute commitment to quality.

Group size presents no challenge to our team. We offer expertise in many areas of vacation travel including personal family vacations, group getaways, class trips, girls getaways, boys getaways and much more. Why book a trip via one of those travel clearinghouse sites when you can enjoy a custom vacation created just for you by our travel experts?

OUR AGENTS

  • Carol Franklin
    Carol Franklin
    Owner & Travel Advisor
  • Angelia “Angie” Brown
    Angelia “Angie” Brown
    Travel Advisor
  • Andrea Daniels
    Andrea Daniels
    Travel Advisor
  • Nicole Echols
    Nicole Echols
    Travel Advisor
  • Kristi Kulis
    Kristi Kulis
    Travel Advisor
  • Crystal Lawson
    Crystal Lawson
    Travel Advisor

How We Work

  • Get inspired by the trip ideas on our website, or come to us with your own. Then speak to us for expert advice and if you’re ready, to start planning your trip in detail.
  • Your personal Destination Depot Travel Specialist will carefully design your trip into a detailed itinerary. We’ll keep perfecting your itinerary until you’re completely happy and ready to book, at which point you pay your deposit.
  • We will continue to be with you every step of the way – from the day you book, to the day you head home after experiencing a wonderful trip. If you have questions, we’ll answer them. If you have special requirements, we will do our utmost to fulfil them. And if you run into any challenges along the way, we will so what it takes to get them solved quickly and efficiently.

Carol Franklin
Owner & Travel Advisor
800-770-5610

Carol has done travel at all levels as far as she can remember. It started with planning trips for family & friends and grew into coordinating individual & group travel. She also does coordination of school field trips, church retreats and all types of groups who want to travel. Carol loves the aspect of taking the “idea” and handling it all for the client (large or small). Carol loves taking care of coordinating all the details to ensure the only thing a client has to worry about is having fun and creating memories.

Destination Depot carefully researches and plans each detail of your trip and takes into account a client’s budget to perfectly personalize the trip to their specifications. Attention to every detail is what Destination Depot takes pride in. Professionalism at its best.

Carol has become a trusted source to her clients and prides herself in the personalization of making trips memorable by attending to every detail and offering a level of excellence in everything she delivers.

While Destination Depot has expertise in planning all types of individual and group trips, Carol specializes in girl trips to exotic Caribbean locations.

Angelia “Angie” Brown
Travel Advisor
404-667-6534

Angie has always felt that planning trips gives her the ability to broaden her horizons and give herself the opportunity to explore places she’s never gone before. It offers her the opportunity to experience new things while she meets new people and experience new things.

Angie works very closely with Carol in an administrative capacity as well. She is an asset to Destination Depot with her excellent customer service expertise and helps with not only the coordination of individual and group trips but also works alongside her in being a source of information to the client from time of booking until the trip is taken.

When not traveling, Angie loves to cook and entertain. She hopes to visit Africa & Paris one day in the future.

Andrea Daniels
Travel Advisor
770-633-9965

Andrea loves the ability to find a great deal for her client and packaging their vacation to give them all the amazing things they can do on their trips. Vacations for Andrea allows her to bring to life for the client all the great things it offers – new culture, new destination, new food and an overall memorable experience.

Andrea feels her specialty is cruising and really puts her all into helping the client with being knowledgeable about their ship, things to do in port and making it a memorable experience.

In addition to traveling, Andrea enjoys going to the movies, relaxing whenever she can and finds taking naps a luxury. One of her destinations to travel to is Paris France.

Nicole Echols
Travel Advisor
404-993-3351

Nicole personally loves the idea of travelling the world, finding great deals, visiting exotic beaches, locales and seeing wonderful destinations for the first time. So much so she decided to get into making the travel dreams of others come true too. She had a desire to learn more about the travel industry and joined the Destination Depot team to do just this.

Her desire is to help clients create memories and especially loves air and land vacations the most. She loves embracing different cultures and has Greece as her “go to” on the bucket list.

Kristi Kulis
Travel Advisor
404-547-0298

Kristi has a love for cruises in particular Carnival Cruise Lines. Carnival offers great programs for families, kids and teens. It gives you the “all in one” package (great prices, no meal planning and lots to do for the kids). Everyone has a great time.

When she isn’t planning amazing cruise memories for clients, she loves to travel herself, spend time with family and friends as well as time in her garden.

When it comes to travelling, a destination she desires to visit is ALL of Europe and take the Trans-Siberian Train through Russia!

Crystal Lawson
Travel Advisor
404-317-3857

Crystal has been in the travel industry since 2000 working independently. In 2019 she joined Destination Depot to expand her love of travel even more. Crystal inherited a love of travel from her mom and loves experiencing new places and people. She wants to share those amazing experiences with clients as well. See especially loves visiting beaches and mountains and incorporates these locations which has these when planning her own personal travel.

Crystal especially loves Caribbean cruises with over 12 cruises under her belt. European travel is a great love as well. Her hobbies include singing, shopping for coach purses, playing word games with friends and of course traveling with her husband. A future trip destination for Crystal is Mt. Rushmore & Bora Bora.